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International News Archive - November 10, 2005

By Corinne Heller TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Elder statesman Shimon Peres lost the leadership of Israel's Labour Party on Thursday in an upset election victory for a trade union chief who vowed to end an alliance keeping Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in power.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and European allies would allow Iran to pursue limited nuclear activities under a proposal they hope will head off a confrontation over Tehran's suspected nuclear weapons program, The New York Times reported in its Thursday edition.

By Corinne Heller TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Shimon Peres was ousted as leader of Israel's Labour Party on Thursday in an upset victory for a trade union chief whose vow to end a ruling alliance with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon could trigger early elections.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The brother of Iraq's parliamentary speaker Hajem al-Hassani has been abducted in the northern city of Kirkuk, police said on Thursday. They said Hatem al-Hassani was seized on Tuesday.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed more than 20 people and wounded at least 15 more in a restaurant in central Baghdad on Thursday, police said.

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Terrorist suspect Azahari Husin had strong links to suicide bombings at three restaurants in Bali last month, Indonesian police said for the first time on Thursday, a day after the wanted Islamic militant was killed in a gunbattle.

By Suleiman al-Khalidi and Dina Wakeel AMMAN (Reuters) - Suspected suicide bombers struck at international hotels in Jordan's capital Amman, killing 57 people and wounding 110, and security officials said on Thursday they believed al Qaeda was responsible.

By Heri Retnowati BATU, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian police on Thursday confirmed Malaysian militant Azahari Husin had been killed during a gunbattle with police, saying he tried to blow himself up but failed to detonate a bomb in time.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed 35 people and wounded at least 25 more in a crowded restaurant in central Baghdad frequented by security forces during breakfast on Thursday morning, police said.

By Suleiman al-Khalidi and Dina Wakeel AMMAN (Reuters) - Iraq's al Qaeda group claimed responsibility on Thursday for suspected suicide bombings on luxury hotels in U.S. ally Jordan that killed 57 people and wounded 110.

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.